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Please read More about the grey squirrel and take part in the suggested actions (includes the petition above) from Vegetarians International Voice for Animals VIVA
“Native to North America, the grey squirrel was brought to Victorian Britain as an ornamental species by the aristocracy. today, these highly intelligent and adaptable animals can be seen in woodlands, parks and gardens across the country.
While many people have great affection and respect for grey squirrels, they are hated by members of certain groups, most notably those with shooting or forestry interests, and some ‘conservationists’ who believe that the mass killing of greys is justifiable in their quest to boost the number of red squirrels. What is even worse is that the European Union is introducing a new law obliging the United Kingdom, Ireland and Italy to organise the killing of hundreds of thousands of grey squirrels, every year from 2016.
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It is time to leave these defenceless animals alone, they are now a part of our environment, they are a part of nature, they are sentient beings with as much right to live in the world as you or I or the more favoured red squirrel.
Please take action and share share share. You do not have to live in the EU, atrocities against animals is of concern to ethical people everywhere, the injustice of animal abuse and the wanton murder of helpless beings is the responsibility of all decent caring people worldwide. There is no place in a just society for the mass killings of other species simply because they are deemed an inconvenience. We will never have a peaceful world until we stop treating animals as though they are expendable, as though their lives do not matter. We are not the lords of the entire damn universe, we do not have the right to decide who should live and who should die. Culling ( killing, murdering) animals is grossly unethical, it is a crime against nature.
Grey squirrels are amazing creatures.
Clever little creatures they are so adept at stealing food put out for birds. I have seen the squirrel below tip up a bird feeder and sake the seeds loose.
The three photographs including the one at the top are among those my husband and I have taken recently.